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Whether it be at a concert hall, home, church, school or business --
I find the process of tuning your pianos to be an enjoyable experience.
Almost as enjoyable as playing them when it's finished.
Hi, I'm Steve Haag, RPT. I have been servicing pianos in the
Des Moines and Central Iowa area for over 43 years.
On each piano, from spinet to concert grand,
in addition to tuning for PRECISION and STABILITY,
I also plan extra time for looking after the piano's other needs, including minor repairs, tightening screws and bench bolts, pedal function, and voicing the hammers for improved tone quality, etc.,
if these things can be done in a reasonable period of time.
I plan roughly 1½ hours for the tuning itself, and a half hour or so for these other services, if necessary.
Why use a Registered Piano Technician (RPT)?
The RPT behind my name stands for REGISTERED PIANO TECHNICIAN, which means I am qualified by the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) ().
Through this international organization I have been tested by my peers and I have passed a series of three rigorous examinations that assess the knowledge and skills required to tune, maintain and repair pianos.
ABOUT ME -- Steve Haag, RPT
My interest in piano technology and artistic skill has been passed down from my late grandfather, Corest C. H. Haag (started tuning pianos in 1912); and my late father, Robert D. Haag. That's why I say "Third Generation Piano Tuner and Technician".
I attended the MacPhail Center for the Arts in Minneapolis, MN in 1978. There I received formal training through their Piano Tuning and Repair course.
The RPT behind my name stands for REGISTERED PIANO TECHNICIAN, which means I am qualified by the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) (). Through this international organization I have been tested by my peers and have passed a series of three rigorous examinations that assess the knowledge and skills required to tune, maintain and repair pianos.
Being involved in a PTG chapter allows for continued professional development. Not only do we present technical learning sessions for our own chapter; we also attend regional and national conferences to sharpen our skills as well as share them with our colleagues.
For two years I taught the Basic Piano Tuning and Repair course at the Des Moines Area Community College. I have also taught various technical sessions at chapter meetings of the Piano Technicians Guild.
I now service pianos all over Des Moines and Central Iowa including, but not limited to: Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Boone, Clive, Carlisle, Colfax, Dallas Center, Dexter, Earlham, Granger, Grimes, Grinnell, Guthrie Center, Huxley, Indianola, Johnston, Madrid, Maxwell, Monroe, Nevada, Newton, Norwalk, Panora, Pella, Perry, Polk City, Prairie City, Redfield, Runnells, Story City, Stuart, Sully, Urbandale, Van Meter, Waukee, West Des Moines and Winterset. Thank you all for welcoming me into your homes!
To Make an Appointment
Piano manufacturers recommend that pianos be tuned at least twice a year. If you don't require tuning that often, I suggest once a year on the same month each year. Let me know if you would like to make an appointment for a date in the future and I will schedule an appointment in advance. (Read more)